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, at&t. you see the signs here, just to name a few. on the republican side, house speaker john boehner says the gop has done its part and now it is time for the democrats to show their cards on spending cuts. >> we all know that we have had this spending crisis coming at us like a freight train. and it has to be dealt with. and in order to try to come to an agreement, republicans are willing to put revenue on the table, but it is time for the president and democrats to get serious about the spending problem that our country has. >> president obama and speaker boehner's last face to face meeting on the fiscal cliff was 12 days ago. though apparently they did talk over the phone this weekend. if the president and congress do not cut a deal, let me repeat myself here, massive tax hikes and spending cuts automatically kick in the first of next year. joining me now from washington is representative marcia blackbird, a house republican, represents the seventh district of tennessee which covers some of the suburb s between nashvile and memphis. nice to see you. thanks for coming on today. >>
relief with just two pills. >>> 12 minutes past the hour. house speaker john boehner says nothing is off the table to avoid that fiscal cliff, including obamacare. automatic cuts will start january 2nd if an agreement isn't reached. he said in an op-ed, we can't afford it. and we can't afford it to leave it intact. that's why i've been clear that the law has to stay on the table as both parties discuss ways to solve our nation's massive debt challenge. >>> a special election following jesse jackson jr.'s resignation from congress. jackson says he needs to spend time, quote, restoring my health. jackson mysteriously disappeared from capitol hill in may and his office later revealed he was dealing with depression and had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. health concerns aren't the only thing jackson is facing, though. ted rowlands is in chicago. good morning, ted. >> reporter: good morning, carol. yeah. well, the health concerns are significant. he had two stints at the mayo clinic. talking to family members, that was the main reason why he just couldn't move forward. and he gave his l
's been suffering from bipolar disorder and dedepression. he did submit his resignation letter to john boehner. he talked about his health and his accomplishments and also talked about the investigation that's ongoing looking into the possible misuse of campaign funds. they are my mistakes and mine alo alone. that part is interesting because sandy jackson, his wife, is an alder person here in chicago. according to the wall street journal she is involved in this i think ve investigation. she's been talked about as a possible replacement. we haven't heard from jesse jackson jr. or senior on this. >> i just find it's so painful at this point for me not only to know that he won't be in the congress but to know that he's still struggling with a serious, very serious mental health issue. >> ted, is this an indicator this is the end of jackson's political career? >> reporter: well, i would think so when you look at the totality of all that's happened to him in the last six, eight months. when you have the mental health sur issues, let's say he gets that under control, he still has this invest
speaker john boehner and republicans want bigger cuts in government spending. thanksgiving gave lawmakers a quick break from the fiscal cliff conundrum. now it's time to hunker down and get back to business. >> reporter: after meeting with president obama before the thanksgiving holiday -- >> i want to welcome the congressional leadership here. >> reporter: -- congressional leaders expressed optimism to reaching a deal. >> we had a very constructive meeting with the president. to talk about america's fiscal problem. >> we have a corner stones of being able to work something out. >> reporter: staffers have been working behind the scenes to fine common ground. among the big sticking points how to bring in more tax revenue and reduce spending on programs like medicare. but it's not yet clear when lawmakers and the president will meet next. even if some progress is made this week a final deal could still be a long way off. >> we rarely see the hill and the white house make decisions early. they tend to do better when they have a deadline so i would be pleasantly surprised to see it, a deal em
the podium all set up there. we understand that eric canter and john boehner are going to be part of this press conference. the gop leaders going to talk about jobs and the eeky and probably more about the strategy dan lothian just laid out. when they begin speaking we'll take you back there live. >>> also today president obama meets with chief executives of some of the nation's biggest kms. you heard dan say that. all to gauge how the looming tax hikes and spending cuts could impact business. you may not recognize the faces of these ceos but you'll certainly recognize their companies -- coca-cola, at&t, home depot, macy's among the iconic brands. they represent everything from retail to manufacturing to finance. all right. time for round two. ambassador susan rice will try again to smooth things over with republicans. right now rice is meeting with senator susan collins and at the top of the hour will sit down with senator bob corker. they will examine why rice told americans the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi was spontaneous and not al qaeda related. rice is most likel
following the election, house speaker john boehner himself came out and said, we're willing to consider revenues as long as it's not done by raising rates. and so in some ways, the republicans have kind of made clear over the last several weeks that they're willing to move away from this pledge, fredricka. >> so does that help make some lawmakers and the administration feel rather optimistic that they will indeed be able to reach a deal in the next few weeks? >> well, certainly everyone's saying that they're optimistic. you'll remember that meeting that congressional leadership had with the president the friday before thanksgiving, leaders from both parties and both chambers met with the president. coming out of that meeting they said lots of positive things, said it was constructive. everyone knows where each side stands. i know we all know there's been work that's being done behind the scenes. the real question is what's going to happen in the immediate future? and also, when is congressional leadership going to meet with the president again? those are the things we're looking out for
himself did speak with speaker john boehner on the phone over the weekend. there was that meeting with the lawmakers, the leadership just before the president went overseas on his southeast asia trip. but so far, no additional meetings that we know of on the schedule for the president to sit down with congressional leadership to try to hammer this out. i can tell you that i spoke with an administration official who told me that treasury secretary timothy geithner will be playing a leading role in these live in negotiation negotiations -- fiscal cliff negotiations. gene spellering, an adviser and rob neighbors. again, it will be timothy geithner taking the leading role. we expect behind the scenes the president himself is actively involved. we don't know of any additional meetings that will be taking place. yes, you know, you do hear from some republicans who are saying you know, where is the leadership from the president. they want to see the president more actively involved. the president will be hitting the road this friday to make his case for these middle-class tax cuts being
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some other republicans. >> this is quite the tight rope for a lot of republicans. even john boehner was reticent in saying, okay, i'm ready to raise taxes. he still is talking about maybe the health care reform act taking some sort of hit. but then therein lies the question that so many americans, they want to see a compromise. what is it going to take? what is going to be the area where either side is willing to compromise? >> well, i think republicans are going to want to see some real spending cuts. the situation has changed. we are in an untenable situation, spending so much more than we're taking in. right now, when you look at president obama's proposed spending cuts, a lot of them are leisure. they're cuts in there, for example, that are already agreed upon. in other words, we already have. so you can't really count those. there are other things he called spending cuts which are for wars we're not going to fight. he's going to save a trillion dollars not fighting wars that we're not going to fight anyway. so that's like me saying i'm going to give you a trillion dollars, no,
, because this is part of these ongoing negotiations. but we do know that house speaker john boehner has talked about putting health care reform on the table. there are democrats who want to make sure that middle class americans, those families making up to $250,000 a year, t eir taxes won't go u wealthier americans will pay more. and then both republicans and democrats are talking about putting entitlement programs on the table, mostly republicans pushing this. but some democrats, as well. take a listen what senator dick durbin had to say about that over the weekend. >> social security does not add one penny to our debt. not a penny. it's a separate funded operation, and we can do things that i believe we should now, smaller things, play out over the long term that gives it solvency. medicare is another story. only 12 years of solvency lie ahead if we do nothing. so those who say don't touch it, don't change it, are ignoring the obvious. we want medicare to be there for today's seniors and tomorrow's as well. voucherizing it, privatizing it, we can make meaningful reform. >> the preside
senator mitch mcconnell and speaker john boehner, they all spoke with the president, over the weekend by phone, about the fiscal cliff. here's what jay carney said. >> forecast to be done, work is continuing to take place, the president spoke with both senator reid and speaker boehner over the weekend as you noted. he'll continue to have outreach with -- as he promised he would with various stake holders, business leaders and others this week. as well as conversations that are ongoing between his staff and folks on the hill. that will continue. we hope to see progress. >> and meeting with the leaders? >> i don't have any scheduling updates, but you stole my thunder a little bit, but, yeah, he spoke with speaker boehner and senator reid over the weekend and, you know, he will meet with them at the appropriate time as well as obviously nancy pelosi and mitch mcconnell. so, you know, the process that he began is continuing. we continue to be optimistic that a balanced approach is achievable. >> again, jay carney there moments ago speaking at the white house daily briefing. and if this fi
. they're use it as leverage. john boehner said as much to the president. people say the debt ceiling thing is an albatross. most countries don't have a debt limit. they deal with it in a different way. the debt ceiling debate which started this issue of congress not being able to make decisions on financial matters will come to a sometime between december 31st and february 1st. that is another set of things we have to deal with if they get the fiscal cliff dealt with. >> 35 days, we're counting them and going to see if we can get anything done. thank you. >>> what we're also working on this hour -- egyptian president mohamed morsi's power grab is challenged. but will it be enough to preserve democracy? >>> and medical marijuana a 7-year-old patient in oregon is taking the drug. is it right treatment for kids with cancer? dr. sanjay gupta reports. >>> plus -- scott kelly i didn't cal twin brother of nasa astronaut mark kelley, the husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, takes on a historic mission. he heads to space for a year. we'll take a look at what it will be like liv
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